Nigeria Is Now Polio-free – WHO
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of wild polio. The United Nations health agency announced this following the completion of documentation for the free status.
“Today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC). “It is a historic day for Nigeria, Africa and the Global Polio Programme,’’ WHO said.
The news was disclosed on the agency’s regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, official twitter account @WHOAFRO.
Executive Director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, in a tweet at @drfaisalshuaib described the documentation as historical.
“Amazing moment in history to have had our polio-eradication documentation accepted by (ARCC); the Nigeria team led by NPHCDA and partners demonstrated evidence of our polio-free status.
“Nigeria achieving a Wild Polio Vinrus-free status today, is significant on multiple fronts.
“I look back at the incredible leadership that has brought us here. Apart from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the two most important people who have made it possible due to their financial and technological contributions have been Mr. Aliko Dangote and Mr. Bill Gates.
“Thanks for this unquantifiable gift to Nigeria,’’ he said.
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